Funding for Illinois’ public universities would stay about the same under a budget proposal released by House Democrats. That contrasts with Governor Pat Quinn’s budget, which proposes cutting university funding by 5%.
A couple projects are moving ahead as the Maple City works to breathe new life into its downtown.
The Illinois House on Friday approved legislation that would let Illinoisans carry concealed firearms. It passed on a vote of 85 to 30 after more than two hours of debate.
A group of Illinois lawmakers is encouraging the state to study the feasibility of an east-west passenger rail corridor.
The route -- by bus at first, with the hope to eventually move to trains – would run from the Quad Cities to Danville. It would include stops in Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, and Champaign.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors seems to be more committed to moving a county department.